Redskin (subculture)

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For other uses, see Redskin (disambiguation).

In the context of the skinhead subculture, a redskin is a left wing (socialist or communist) skinhead. The term combines the word red, (a slang term for socialist or communist) with the word skin, which is short for skinhead. Redskins take a militant anti-fascist and pro-working class stance.

The most well-known organization associated with redskins is Red and Anarchist Skinheads (RASH). Other groups that have had redskin members include Anti-Fascist Action, Red Action and Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (although SHARP does not have an official leftist ideology). Bands associated with redskins include: The Redskins, Angelic Upstarts, Blaggers I.T.A., Skin Deep, Kortatu, Skalariak, Banda Bassotti, The Burial, Negu Gorriak, Opció k-95, Los Fastidios, Direttiva 16 and The Press. One record label associated with the subculture is Insurgence Records.